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Table 1 Age, anthropometric measurements, and food storage and dietary habits of the study subjects.

From: Exposure to phthalates among premenstrual girls from rural and urban Gharbiah, Egypt: A pilot exposure assessment study

  Urban Egyptians (n = 28) Rural Egyptians (n = 29)
  Mean (S.D.) Median Range Mean (S.D.) Median Range
Age (years) 11.4 (0.9) 11.4 10.1-13.2 11.6 (0.9) 11.6 10.1-13.6
Body Mass Index (BMI) 20.2 (4.0) 18.6 13.8-30.3 19.3 (4.0) 19.1 13.7-31.2
Waist Circumference (cm) 61.6 (11.3) 60.1 35.5-92.0 59.9 (7.5) 59.3 48.5-80.0
Hip Circumference (cm) 42.9 (6.9) 42 31.0-62.0 40.4 (4.9) 40.8 33.0-56.3
  Yes (%)    Yes (%)   
Reported food storage in plastic 23 (82%)    20 (69%)   
Reported using plastic utensils* 17 (61%)    25 (86%)   
Reported consuming canned foods* 19 (68%)    7 (25%)**   
  1. S.D. - Standard Deviation;*significantly different by urban/rural status (p < 0.01);** one non-respondent (n = 28)